During the winter and spring the Viva Boghall drew ever growing numbers to the open studio to come try there had at embroidering, textiles, woodwork and cooking. We shared warmth and food, were introduced to freestyle tufting, new embroidery and textile skills, wood carving and other creative techniques. It was an opportunity to develop ideas that had been bubbling away for a number of months.
As the days lengthened and momentum grew, ideas emerged for a creative and social day in Boghall. A positive way to share skills, give focus to the creative work and of course a perfect opportunity to bring people together to enjoy some food! Together with Boghall Primary School, St Columba’s Primary School, Boghall Parish Church and Boghall Drop in Centre we set about organising a day of community celebration at the end of May, breathing new life into community days of old.
On the 27th of May all the hard work came together in packed and busy day of spray painting, embroidery, pizza, music – from classical to brass band to electropop, taekwondo, woodworking and much more.